Spa therapist and beauty consultant Rachel Staggs has been working in the industry for more than 20 years to bring clients happy, healthy, glowing complexions, so as the daffodils come into bloom and the snowdrops nod their heads, she gives us her top recommendations for skincare that will make you look and feel young thing spring…
Spring is a time to re-evaluate our skincare. Many people do not change their products for years on end, but as a skincare specialist this is one question I ask every client; if your wardrobe changes seasonally to protect your body against the elements, why not change your skincare too?
Each and every day of the year there is an external element that causes damage to our skin. So customising your skincare and beauty regime is the best way to ensure that your complexion remains in tip top condition.
Adjusting your skincare seasonally is the first step towards the latest trend in the beauty industry; connected beauty. A completely unique concept developed by Dr Howard Murad, it works on fully personalising your beauty and skincare regimes from the inside out.
It is a method that I use with all my clients, and which I swear by – an entirely personalised system designed to promote wellbeing across the whole body. After all, every client is unique and so should their treatments be!
Each treatment begins with a in-depth skin analysis, an evaluation of emotional self care to rate stress, sleep and nutrition and an elevated massage technique to enhance overall wellness.
At the end of each Murad Method treatment every client is gifted with an at home prescription, personalised nutritional programme with relevant recipes to combat their primary skin concern and an inspiration card to encourage emotional self care.
SPF is something we have all heard of – it’s the rating that protects your skin against the UVB (shortwave) rays that cause burning of the skin and cancer. Legally, companies have to provide an SPF in suncare, but what about the PA rating?
This is what protects us against the UVA rays, these are the ones that cause pigmentation and ageing of the skin. No one wants skin cancer, but no one wants to age prematurely either, so always look for a sun product that contacts both an SPF and PA rating to ensure you are fully protected at all times.
Personally, I love Murad’s award-winning Invisiblur Perfecting Shield. It’s a five in one multi-purpose product that contains SPF 30 and PA rating +++ to provide ultimate protection with the effects of a cosmetic primer, refining pores and plumping lines to give a smooth and radiant appearance with every application.
Did you know that your body absorbs water better when it is eaten? To enhance the water content in your skin and to keep everything fully hydrated over the warmer months, make sure your diet is high in watermelon, spinach, cucumber and orange.
Breathing in fresh air and regularly having me time is up there with one of the best things you can do for your skin, so when you exercise, get outside for those yoga stretches and walks.
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